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Video: When your dog’s misbehavior isn’t your fault

Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

How many times have you heard that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners? How often do you blame yourself for your dog’s persistent bad habits like jumping, digging, or destructive chewing? My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, is here to tell you that you may not be to blame at all. It’s part of […]

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Video: The truth about playing tug with your dog

Friday, Feb 15th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dogs love to play tug, but people are always saying it’s not a good idea to indulge them in that love. The truth is, if you keep a few simple tips in mind, it’s safe to play tug with most dogs. My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, has the explanation in the latest video in her […]

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What to do when a neighbor dog’s barking is driving you insane

Monday, Mar 26th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I live out in the middle of nowhere on Almost Heaven Ranch, and one of the things I most cherish is the peace and quiet. But people who live in townhouses, apartment buildings, and neighborhoods value peace and quiet, too. Which is what makes a constantly barking dog next door so infuriating. What can you […]

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What to do when your pet’s a handful… and you’re heading out of town

Thursday, Nov 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader asked what to do with her rambunctious — okay, she used the words “Tasmanian devil” — Pug while she was out of town. I turned to my friend and colleague, board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta, for help. Q: I’m hoping to take a three-week trip to Europe next year, but I don’t […]

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Live Q&A: How to set your dog up for success and safety when playing with other dogs

Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have questions about how to set your dog up for success when playing with other dogs, dog park safety, and general dog safety, etiquette, and behavior? Please join my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and Beneful Dream Dog Park Project and pet safety expert Arden Moore for a live Q&A on my Facebook page […]

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